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Oct 11, 2012 7:00pm EDT
evening. >> reporter: hey, brian, to you, vice president joe biden will be there at that table, paul ryan the other table. congressman ryan comes into this debate, riding the republican wave of momentum , paul ryan the other table. the forward progress is what vp biden hopes to s biden hopes to stop in its track. before taking off today, vice president joe biden was in a boxing mood, hinting he wouldn't be the one on the ropes tonight. congressman paul ryan got the rock star treatment tonight, walking the rope line, signing autographs, and posing for pictures. it is the second stage for joe biden. but many are questioning just which joe biden will show up. the emotional guy next door type. >> i don't know what it is like to have a child you're not sure is going to make it. >> reporter: or the feisty guy. >> i mean, this guy just is not bright guy. he was not at he was not at his best last week against mitt romney in denver, the president admitted. there was pressure to score, the maryland congressman played the part of ryan in six mock debates, detailed down to a set. acting like the
NBC
Oct 14, 2012 10:00am EDT
would a, should a, could a challenger? joe biden might have stopped the romney train, but he certainly revved up the democrats. and did biden's arguments on medicare and abortion rights also do some damage to the other side? president clinton is out there selling the case of the guy he hopes will be another president clinton's predecessor. he gave that great deal-making speech at the d.n.c. now he's out there on the campaign trail doing what obama didn't do last week -- exposing mitt romney's hard right baggage. with us today, "new york" magazine's john hileman, christian science monitor, liz liz, and henderson henderson from "the washington post," and from "the daily beast," andrew sullivan. thursday night's debate was everything the romney and obama presidential debate had not been. >> you can still preserve the important tant things for middle class taxpayers. >> it's not mathematically possible. >> it's not mathematically possible. it's never been done before. >> it's been done a couple of times. >> it has never been done. >> oh, now you're jack kennedy. >> this tuesday night it's
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Oct 12, 2012 7:00pm EDT
the two men who represented the largest age gap of any debate. paul ryan and joe biden were not at the top of the ticket, but the views were instant in both style and substance, we begin with ron mott traveling with the campaign in ohio, good evening, ron. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you, as you can see behind me, governor mitt romney behind me in front of a very big crowd, about 8500 people, we're told. and we can tell you there is more confidence in the air around the republican ticket tonight, very pleased on how congressman paul ryan handled himself last night against a very seasoned debater, joe biden. reunited again after what the romney campaign says was a big win in kentucky last night, in a 90-minute marathon of disagreements over everything from social security and taxes. >> it has never been done before. >> reporter: the candidates fought over whether the obama administration dismissed security concerns at the u.s. consulate in libya. >> we were not told they wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security >> reporter: it was topic number one, a charg
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 7:00pm EDT
believe me or your lying eyes here now, come on. >> reporter: but 69-year-old joe biden, and paul ryan, younger, with no experience in such a debate, recalling differences in the matchup. they recalled sarah palin in the 2008 prep. >> instead of it being risky that joe biden is more seasoned and paul ryan is younger, they both have strengths that they bring to this conversation. >> reporter: and paul ryan arrived in kentucky late this evening, brian, greeted by his wife and mother and an enthusiastic crowd. his opponent, vp biden, will arrive there after resting up in his own bed in delaware. >>> and peter alexander starting us off today, our political director and chief white house correspondent, chuck todd is with us from the site of tomorrow night's debate in danville, kentucky, and chuck, set the scene tonight, the advance buzz, this has been called an epic generational debate, of course it takes on more importance given the first debate at the top of the ticket. >> reporter: well, the college here, center college, they call it the thrill in deville, this is the second time they ho
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Oct 10, 2012 12:35am EDT
will be taking a look at the pros and cons of the vice presidential debate. it's this thursday, joe biden is going up against paul ryan. the stakes are high. let's take a look at the pros and cons of the vice presidential debate. here we go. pro, when ryan is introduced, he wants them to say congressman paul ryan. con, when biden is introduced, he wants them to say here comes bidey jo jo. [ laughter ] i think that could -- that could catch on. >> steve: yeah, that could catch on. here's bidey jo jo. >> jimmy: mm-hmm. >> steve: mm-hmm. >> jimmy: got my go go juice. [ laughter ] >> steve: my jo go juice. >> jimmy: yeah. pro, this debate will be the biggest challenge biden has faced in his time as vp. con, second to trying to stick the straw in the capri-sun pouch. [ laughter ] that can be tough. that could be -- his go go juice. pro, hearing the moderator ask paul ryan why he deserves to be america's number two. con, hearing biden do his butthead impression after hearing "number two." [ as butthead ] "he said number two." [ normal voice ] pro, biden got some debate advice from preside
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Oct 14, 2012 10:30am EDT
, but the republicans think that joe biden's kind of over the top behavior helped them because the country is not happy with the division in politics and the lack of respect that one shows for thother. i don't know how that plays out. i have always believed that vice presidential debates are kind of a separate factor. one doesn't move the other. the president has got to be on his game in this next debate. or it could slide even more for him. on the democratic side, they do think some of the movement is overstated at this point. on the other hand, look at what they are going to do next week in ohio. they are going to have the big dog and the boss tour. clinton and bruce springsteen appearing together. that's an attempt to really kind of stop whatever movement there is toward governor romney in ohio, which is going to be a battleground state as it always is. >> you know, sometimes it's criticism and sometimes it's fair that there's too much focus in these debates on style over substance. substantively, mitt romney is getting a second look. and we're talking about the economy, the fis
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Oct 7, 2012 11:30pm EDT
this league and really one of the pioneers of this game. hi a chance to meet his son this week, joe unitas. that was a special, special treat. obviously, feeling that we had their blessing and support in us breaking this record and couldn't have happened in a better way. >> michele: you said it's a team win and so many people involved. you asked the commissioner for special permission to have sean payton, along with mickey loomis and joe vitt here. how do you think payton's presence in the building tonight might have impacted this team and this performance? >> gave us some good mojo for sure. i love my coach. i love my coach. so glad he could be here. mickey, joe vitt as well. special for our team. special that they could be a part of this night with the record. just overcome with emotion right now. but, hopefully, it's the first of many opportunities we have of things like this as a team. >> michele: drew, is it a little bit sweeter that this came against the team that drafted you and then let you go, the chargers? >> yeah. i figured you guys are no dummies when you scheduled this
NBC
Oct 12, 2012 4:30am EDT
for winners of a contest. >>> for 90 minutes last night, joe biden and paul ryan went back and forth on a variety of issues, including the economy, the crisis in syria, health care, and abortion. on tax reform, ryan said there aren't enough rich americans to pay for all the president's spending. vice president joe biden said the only way to pay for romney's plan is to raise middle class taxes. the two also sparred on iran. >> we will not allow the iranians to get a nuclear weapon. >> they're moving faster towards a nuclear weapon. it's because the administration has no credibility on this issue. >> there is no weapon the iranians have at this point. you going to go to war? is that what you want to do now? >> we want to prevent war. >> ryan said he agreed with the president to pull troops out of the country by 2014 but said the white house should not announce a deadline and expose potential weakness. both the president and mitt romney said they're pleased with how their running mates did. the president watched the face-off on air force one as he returned to d.c. from a campaign in mia
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Oct 13, 2012 12:35am EDT
, joe and i rented "step up 2: the streets." [ laughter ] yeah, it must still be on his mind. >> that's a good movie. that's a good movie. have you seen "step up 3d"? >> no, no, no. and no spoilers. >> i love the part at the end where natalie helps luke win the world jam. and then, luke gives moose a pair of limited edition gun metal nike dunks symbolizing that he's now in charge of the group. it's great. >> i just said no spoilers! [ light laughter ] >> okay, all right. >> come on! >> folks, follow your instincts on this one. >> my instincts say that paul ryan is getting his ass kicked in a debate. [ light laughter ] >> oh, yeah? what's that like? [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] hey, by the way, where did biden get his suit? men's wearhouse? >> ha, ha, ha. wait, wait, who am i? who am i? "you're going to like the way you look." [ light laughter ] >> ha ha ha. you're the guy from -- you're the guy from men's wearhouse. do it again. do it again. give me a little bit. do a little bit more to the -- >> all right, all right. hold on. hold on. >> come on, do it. >> all right, here it go
NBC
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >>> pundits are calling the vice presidential debate a draw. vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan sparred on a number of issues, including the economy, the crisis in syria, health care, and abortion. ryan said there aren't enough rich americans to tax to pay for all the spending. vice president joe biden said the only way to pay for romney's plan is to raise middle class taxes. the two also shed their differences on libya. >> we should not be imposing these devastating defense cuts because what that does, when we equivocate on our values, when we show we're cutting our own defense, it makes us more weak. it projects weakness. when we look weak, our adversaries are more willing to test us, they're more brazen in their attacks, and they're much more willing to attack. >> that's a bunch of malarky. the congressman cut defense spending in his budget $300 million below what we asked for. >> both agreed it's time to wind down u.s. involvement. ryan said he agreed with the president to pull troops out of the country by 2014 but felt the white house should not announce a deadlin
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 4:00pm EDT
night, and vice presidential candidates joe biden and paul ryan will face off this evening in kentucky. unlike a lot of vp debates, this one might make a big difference, because this race is so close now. >> reporter: in danville, the college town that hosts tonight's debate, local voters say they'll tune in. >> i want ryan to be able to express what we want for our country, like romney did in the presidential debate. >> i think it will help obama if joe biden does well. >> reporter: with the debate hall ready at center college, paul ryan arrived, a 42-year-old republican whiz kid set to face a 69-year-old debate veteran. >> joe biden has been on this stage before. it's my first time. but what he can't run from is president obama's indefensible record. >> reporter: the vice president is sometimes hurting team obama with gaffes, that he won't dodge. >> looking forward to it. >> reporter: the stakes in danville look higher after last year's debate in denver. >> the reason is mitt romney's developed significant momentum from his debate performance from barack obama last week. >>
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 11:00pm EDT
joe kelly. and he wants to get in on the act. bud, check this out. john j., he's tracking it, he's got it. unbelievable catch, right? >> it's easy to point at starting pitcher george zimmerman as he imploeded. what should be a concern recocuring neem. but the series returning to dc and this remains a confident bunch. >> you get all season and, you know, we're home with the season for the serious ties. it's what it's all about. we did our job here. >> let's chalk this up to getting hammered. we talk about not being able to see the ball at all, but it obviously didn't affect them. they jumped out and kept poring it on. >> they have scored ten or more runs on you guys in the last couple of week. >> they can hit it. it doesn't matter if you scored one or zero. if you win or lose, that's the big deal. hopefully, when we get home, our friends are ready for us. >> so the bottom line here is the nationals come back to d.c. with one win in the bag and the next three games, all at home. we'll see you there. from st. louis, dan hellie. >> it's david versus goliath. andy petit is the winning e
NBC
Oct 12, 2012 5:00am EDT
joe biden and gop challenger paul ryan put each other to the test during last night's debate. the two took jabs to each other as they spoke on several issues, including the economy, the crisis in syria, health care and abortion. both often interrupted each other. biden criticized ryan and romney for launching political attacks about the attack on a u.s. consulate in libya before they knew the facts. ryan said the attack shows the u.s. is projecting weakness abroad. the two also took jabs at each other over job creation. >> i've had it up to here with this notion that 47%. it's about time they take some responsibility here. >> did they come here and inherit that situation? absolutely. but we're going in the wrong direction. look at where we are. the economy is barely limping along. it's growing at 1.3%. that's slower than it grew last year, and last year was slower than the year before. >> on tax reform, ryan said there aren't enough rich americans to tax to pay for all of the president's spending. vice president joe biden says the only way to pay for mitt romney's plan is to raise mid
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
ohio. >>> the pressure is on for this thursday's vice presidential depate. vice president joe biden is taking a break from the campaign trail to prepare. biden has suggested he wants to address the differences between himself and his republican counterpart in the aftermath of president obama's lackluster performance and his debate with rommy. ♪ kid rock is joining republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan on the campaign trail today. the singer is attending a rally for ryan tonight in rochester, michigan. this isn't the first time he's attended gop events. kid rock attended a fund-raising event in michigan back in august, and at the republican national convention in tampa. >>> new this morning, venezuelan president hugo chavez has been reelected to a third term in office. chavez wins after a tight race and a record turnout. he told supporters last night in caracas that he would sit down with opposition leaders to work for a better venezuela. this comes just months after rumors the 58-year-old was dying from cancer. >>> right now at 6:06, a wild end to a wedding night. a brawl
NBC
Oct 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
conservative republican party. he lost the primary to then-congressman joe sestak. >>> a developing story right now, a search under way tonight for two local hikers believed to be missing in montana. kneel peckens of virginia and jason hiser of maryland left for a hiking trip in glacier national park. family members reported them missing friday when they failed to catch their flight home. park rangers found their car later today and today six crews combed hiking trails and interviewed visitors. park rangers say high winds and snow are making the search difficult. >>> a long awaited homecoming for family and friends at the d.c. armory. some 70 members of the army national guard came home from afghanistan after a ten-month deployment. darcy spenser is live tonight at the d.c. armory with more on the happy reunions. darcy? >> caller: jim, happy only begins to describe the emotion that was felt here today as these soldiers returned home. this is part of the welcoming crew, and there was a banner here to greet these soldiers, but it was the hugs, kisses, and tears that made all the diffe
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Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
advantage. joe flacco throwing a strike to bolden, and bolden is making some things happen. 46 yards on the play, leads to a field goal. ravens win it. look at this low score, 9-6. ravens now 4-1 on the season. >>> and that is the end of our sports segment but only the beginning of our day, jim. more on the redskins, nationals, orioles on the late news. you will want to stay up for redskins final where we will give you tons of coverage on all three big sports events in our area. >> as chuck and i were talking about that hit on rlg 3, it was a clean hit but you hate to see his head hit like that so hard. they do tests on him at the beginning of the week and we'll know later this week whether he's good to go, right? >> that's the update. everybody was very optimistic, but they said they're going to run some tests. a little bit like robinson. remember last week in the pregame warm-ups. and he played. it will be a little bit like that. we're keeping our fingers
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
still yet to be written. that could come tomorrow after paul ryan and joe biden face off. that, of course, is the first and only vice presidential debate. >> all right. peter alexander in ohio this morning. peter, thank you very much. robert gibbs is a senior adviser to president obama's campaign. robert, good to see you. good morning. >> good morning, matt. >> your colleague david plouffe said on "meet the press" over the weekend that if the first debate fundamentally changed the race you'd start to see polling in places like ohio draw to a tie. not a tie just yet but the race in ohio has narrowed considerably. in michigan it's gone from a ten-point president obama lead down to about three or four points. can you deny that the momentum, robert, is firmly on the side of mitt romney right now? >> well, matt, we always expected this to be a very close race, and we expect it as we got closer to election day that the race would tighten even more. we've prepared for that since the beginning of this. but, look, i think it's a discussion of real issues that are going to be what separates
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 4:00pm EDT
continue to appear on morning joe, so he doesn't get to sleep in too much. >>> do you like to spend your evenings on the edge of your seat? then tune in for "chicago fire" on nbc tonight at 10:00. the stories play out through the eyes of the men and women who forge head-first into danger, when everyone else is running the other way. megan introduces us to the cast of this new drama from "law & order" creator dick wolf. >> reporter: "chicago fire" follows the lives of everyday heroes, firefighters, rescue squads and paramedics. >> we're senior guys. i used to be the kid. now i'm a senior. >> reporter: inside firehouse 51, it's like one big extended family, and each character comes with their own back story. >> your character seems sort of like down and out. at least in the pilot. so what's he going through? >> you're the first person to call me down and out. >> you don't look down and out. >> life imitates art type of thing. >> reporter: to prepare for the show, actors were trained by former chicago firefighters. >> he made us draw up ladders, helped us with our panic attacks. >> we
NBC
Oct 12, 2012 11:00am EDT
. >>> with 25 days to the election, last night's debate put a spark in the race. joe biden and paul ryan sparred over the economy, foreign affairs and abortion. they interrupted each other. they criticized each other after an attack in libya before they knew the facts. ryan said the attacks show the u.s. is projecting weakness. they took jabs at each other over job creation. >> i have had it up to here with the notion that 47%. it's about time they take responsibility here. >> did the come in and inherit that situation, absolutely. but we are going in the wrong direction. look where we are. the economy is barely limping along. it's growing at 1.3%. ift's slower than last year and last year is slower than the year before. >> this is the only debate for the vice presidents. >>> promoting peace, democracy and human rights over six decades helped win this year's nobel peace prize. >> the committee decided the nobel peace price of 2012 is to be awarded to the european union. >> the chair of the nobel committee says the european union helped transform europe into a continent of peace. the
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
will be joe biden, and paul ryan, you see them prepping in a way they have not done before. they have done a lot of mock debate sessions with joe biden. paul ryan has never been on this big a stage before. he has reviewed the sarah palin debate, watched joe biden's speeches to try to get a sense of joe biden. they will be seated. but i can tell you the republicans are a bit nervous about this, because joe biden is very good in settings like this, because -- being a u.s. senator. >>> now, andrea, what was the chief take away from the speech that romney gave today. i know he did emphasize for a while, libya, of course that has been an ongoing situation for the united states. >> reporter: in fact, it was all benghazi, benghazi, and that is really the reason, the romney campaign attacking the white house on foreign policy, they believe that the white house is lacking in the foreign policies. they worry that the al-qaeda affiliates were active in the campaign militias. daryl issa is holding hearings this wednesday, focusing in part on this e-mail from the embassy in tripoli, last february,
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Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm EDT
, kentucky, southeast of louisville for tonight's debate between joe biden a paul ryan. the vice president and the congressman from wisconsin. this will be the only meeting of these two men who do know each other and have dealt with each other often in washington. paul ryan, in fact, said today he loves joe biden, he just disagrees with him. before this even gets under way, this debate sets the record for the broadest age disparity of any debate. the vice president is 69. congressman ryan is 42. the chance of real fireworks in that hall tonight was increased after the last debate, when an energized mitt romney got the better of the president, as mr. obama all but later admitted in an interview. it is cold in the venue again, a mutually agreed-upon temperature of 65, to enforce the post-nixon political adage, never let them see you sweat. tonight the candidates will be seated. it will all be very close. they'll be separated only by our moderator tonight. she is martha raddatz, senior foreign affairs correspondent for abc news, and there's pressure on her as well after all the talk
NBC
Oct 12, 2012 4:00am EDT
lynn berry. joe biden and paul ryan went head to head in their only face-off. they clashed on almost every issue. who won? two post debate polls give us very different views. a cnn/orc pole showed paul ryan ahead of joe biden 48% over 44%. this pole showed 50% compared to 31% for ryan and 19% called the debate a tie. for a look at some of the highlights from last night's debate we go now to nbc's steve handles men who is at the site in danville, kentucky. steve, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, thanks. good morning from danville, kentucky, where they differed sharply on practically all the big issues but these are smart, well-informed politicians. paul ryan and joe biden both had reason to feel good about how that came across here last night. a long-time democratic insider versus a republican young gun whose ticket has new momentum. mitt romney was watching. barack obama too. moderator martha raddatz of abc. they tangled on iran. >> we're moving faster toward a nuclear weapon. it's because this administration has no credibility on this issue. >> we will not allow the iranians to get
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
said today was unethical. >> tom sherwood. thank you, tom. >>> just hours from now, joe biden and paul ryan will meet for their only debate of this presidential campaign. political analysts say vice presidential debates don't usually count for much, but this one could be different because this race is now so close. steve handelsman has the latest from danville. >> reporter: hi, doreen, thanks. danville, kentucky, there's more pressure on joe biden. a lot of democrats hoping he can get their campaign back on track. in danville, a college town that hosts tonight's debate, local voters say they'll tune in. >> i want ryan to be able to express what we want for our country. like romney did in the presidential debate. >> i think it will help obama if joe biden does well. >> reporter: with the debate hall at center call, paul ryan arrived, a 42-year-old republican whiz kid set to face a 69-year-old democratic debate veteran. >> joe biden's been on this stage before. this is my first time. but what he can't run from is president obama's indefensible record. >> reporter: the vice president
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 11:00pm EDT
joe biden and paul ryan debate. >>> a town in maryland destroyed by flames, three families display placed. >>> a little boy tumbles 80 feet out of a window. see what broke his fall and who came to his rescue. >>> a wild night for nats fans. the team kept their hopes alive, jayson werth came up clutch in walk-off fashion. >> we have team coverage, erika gonzalez has reaction from fans. first let's startith dan hellie. it was quite a finish. >> a lot of baseball firsts this year, but today had to be the best. the nationals get the first postseason win in washington, d.c., since 1933 and they did it in dramatic fashion, a walk-off home run from their highest paid player, jayson werth, for a night the most popular guy in the most powerful guy in the world. bottom of the ninth, everyone in the ballpark on the edge of their seats. jayson werth facing lance lynn. on the 13th pitch of the at-bat seals the deal, a walk-off home run for werth and a historic win for the nationals, 2-1 the final. the series now heads to a winner-take-all game five tomorrow night at nationals park thanks in par
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Oct 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
-out wrong to make that comment. >> mike, thank you. we asked joe scarborough from "morning joe" to take a look back at the week that was in politics. something we're going to call our "weekend mojo." >> so, joe, it was an important week. the presidential election, the unemployment rate came out yesterday at 7.8%. that seems to be -- appeared to be good news for the president. >> there's a big economic debate on exactly what it means. we debated it this week when the number came out. a confusing number. but the political impact, straight forward. this is great news for barack obama. the best number in over three and a half years. what it means for the economy and more importantly for americans trying to find a new job. it's too early to tell. >> of course, the president and governor romney this week went head-to-head in their first dae bait. ta >> for 18 months he's been running on this tax plan. now five months before the election he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> mr. president obama, you're entitled to your own airplane and own house, but not the facts. >> i think i
NBC
Oct 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning. combative and confrontational, joe biden and paul ryan come out swinging in their one and only vice presidential debate. >> with all due respect, that's a bunch of ma larky. >> mr. vice president, i know -- mr. vice president, i know you're under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground. >> but without a clear winner, did the debate matter? >>> dire threat. defense secretary leon panetta ises a chilling warning about computer hackers. a scenario he describes as a possible cyber pearl harbor that could be as destructive as the 9/11 attacks. we're live at the pentagon. >>> and hello, brooklyn. the legendary barbra streisand takes the stage in her hometown for the very first time. ♪ beneath the moon, the stars and under the sun ♪ >> a homecoming concert decades in the making today, friday, october 12th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lawer. >> good morning, everyone.
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Oct 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
off the trail, little rest for the weary, if you will. >>> earlier, i sat down with "morning joe," asking them how they thought undecided voters would react to all the fireworks. >> i think the undecided said you know what? we'll watch some baseball this week. some football. and we'll wait for the main event again next week. we'll see if the president can rebound. both sides gave their base what they needed. joe biden came out -- he was a fighter. democrats have been so depressed over the past week over the president's lackluster performance. a lot like republicans were in 2004 after george w. bush had a horrible first debate against john kerry. as far as paul ryan goes, his job was to do no harm, to hold serve and i think he did that. >> both did what they were supposed to do. in fact, with the presidential debate that came before, everybody wanted more from the president. and so i don't think joe biden had any choice but to go in there and to get it done a that's what he did. >> i found myself wondering, what if someone had watched this debate with the sound down? you think it
NBC
Oct 7, 2012 6:30pm EDT
president joe biden. >> we don't want four more years like the last four years. >> reporter: one day ahead of a major foreign policy speech in virginia, today mitt romney continued assaulting the president's domestic record at a rally in st. lucy, florida. >> i have an opportunity for america right now that's going to get this economy going and create jobs, jobs and more jobs. 12 million jobs, to be specific. >> reporter: earlier, republican surrogates like newt gingrich were out in force on four leading political shows saying the president's debate performance and the administration's response to the latest jobs report. >> the unemployment report has fallen to its lowest since i took office. >> when you have a white house celebrating a 7.8% unemployment record tells a lot about the failed add miministratiadminist policies. >> they had full charge of the first two years, and the policies this president put in place actually made it worse. the middle class is being buried under this administration. >> reporter: meantime, paul ryan enjoyed a mostly leisurely sunday. making a trip to th
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 4:30am EDT
joe biden and republican challenger paul ryan will face off at center college in danville, kentucky. this will be the only debate between the two and will cover both foreign and domestic issues. analysts say the pressure is on paul ryan to maintain romney's momentum after last week's debate. joe biden's mission is to get the momentum back. >>> today president obama is taking his campaign to florida. he will travel to miami this afternoon and hold a rally at the university of miami. then this evening, the president will headline a fundraiser at a hotel. the event is expected to raise $1 million for the president's campaign. the president is also speaking out about his own lackluster debate last week in. two interviews last week, he said he had a bad night and that he was too polite. >>> mitt romney is clarifying his stance on abortion. during a campaign stop in ohio, he told reporters he'll be a pro-life president. he also renewed his promise to cut off aid to plan parenthood. earlier this week, romney told "the des moines register" that if elected, he would not pursue abortion relat
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Oct 11, 2012 4:00am EDT
nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. debate day in america. vice president joe biden and republican rival paul ryan prepare to square off tonight in kentucky. new poll numbers show the current vp has his work cut out for him. according to a new survey from the pew center, just 39% of voters like biden, 44% like ryan. the winner of tonight's debate, 40% of voters say ryan will come out on top while 34% think biden will prevail. nbc news's tracie potts joins us. >>> the pressure is definitely on vice president biden to turn things around. he's got the experience on the debate stage to do so, but as you saw in those numbers, it looks like the public is betting more on paul ryan. ryan took a bit of an excursion yesterday while he was practicing in florida saying that the vice president will probably come at me like a cannonball but that the obama record, as ryan put it, is his akil lee's heel. he's in kentucky, ryan is, after debate prep in florida and georgia. he's done three mock debates. meanwhile, the vice president has been in delaware focusing on ryan's book,
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Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
a new conference from police. we'll have the latest. >>> duel in danville, joe biden and pau ryan face off in the only vice presidential debate. ryan vowing to take the fight directly to biden. biden looking to get his ticket back on track. this morning, exclusive new poll numbers from the three states that could decide this election. >>> and false alarm. a s.w.a.t. team surrounds justin bieber's los angeles home. turns out, he's the latest victim of a hoax. the third aimed at celebrities in recent weeks. and police are trying to find who's behind the string of disturbing pranks today, thursday, october 11th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to today on a thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. the news out of colorado seems to be upsetting. police have yet to say if the body they found is that of 10-year-old jessica ridgeway. more on that story coming up. >>> but we'll start this morning with politics. it's a big day in the presidential race. all eyes on danville, kentucky, for the vice presidential debate.
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Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. three people in the building had minor injuries. >>> when we come back, joe biden and paul ryan ripped off the gloves last night. were both men telling the truth? or did someone slip up. we fact checked both candidates. >>> traffic in the area is the worst in the nation. the headaches drivers deal with on a daily basis. >>> runners hit the pavement for a good cause this weekend. [ female announcer ] it's one of the hardest decisions a family can make... realizing a nursing home is the only choice. for many middle class families, medicaid is the only way to afford the care. but as a governor, mitt romney raised nursing home fees eight times. and as president, his budget cuts medicaid by one-third and burdens families with the cost of nursing home care. we have a president who won't let that happen. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approved this message. >>> don't be surprised if you see a sea of pink around town this weekend. hundreds of men and women and children are in the susan g.koman walk. it's one of dozens koman walks going on around the world. october is breast cancer awa
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Oct 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
, another night of fireworks? what's at stake tonight as paul ryan and vice president joe biden take center stage? >>> plus, playing with their backs against the wall what. the nationals are saying about today's must-win game. >>> and it's going to feel more like november as you step out the door this morning. how the rest of your day is shaping up next. >>> this is news4 today. >> looking at the stories making headlines right now at 5:30, it is the chance for the second in chand -- command to shine as paul ryan and vice president joe biden debate. >>> passengers aboard a syrian airlines plane are back home. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome back to news4 today on this thursday aoctober 11th. it is win or go home for the nationals. they lost to the cardinals 8-0 yesterday. now they have to win their next two games in this series or the season is over. the nats players and coaches say they know what they've got to do. >> we lost another battle. got a couple more battles we need to win. and that comes from our pitching. >> you know, it's going to be a l
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
. vice president joe biden and republican challenger paul ryan faced off at center college in kentucky. it will be the only debate between the two and will cover both foreign and domestic issues. analysts say the pressure is on paul ryan to maintain romney's momentum after last week's debate. joe biden's mission is to get the momentum back. debate coverage on nbc 4 begins tonight at 9:00 followed by news4 at 11:00. >>> we'll get more answers about the death of a giant panda cub at the national zoo. the cub lived for six days before it died late last month. zoo keepers now believe the panda was a female. a preliminary report showed the cub had liver abnormalities and fluid in its abdomen. the news conference starts at 10:00 a.m., we'll be there. look for the latest at nbcwashington.com. >>> hikers and bikers will see more police patrols on the popular trail in montgomery county after several violent attacks there. police say two attacks on capital crescent trail may be linked. they say a teenager grabbed two other teens on september 29th in the wisconsin avenue tunnel in bethes
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Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
growth in september was slower han in august. >> reporter: joe biden smiled a lot. some say condescendingly. >> 5.2 million new jobs. >> reporter: he denied a cover-up of an al qaeda attack in libya. >> the intelligence community told us that, as they learned more facts about exactly what happened. they changed their assessment. >> reporter: president obama was pleased. >> i thought joe biden was terrific tonight. i could not be prouder of him. >> reporter: but mitt romney charged today biden doubled down on the denial when he said we weren't told u.s. diplomats in libya asked for more security. >> when the vice president of the united states directly contradicts the testimony, sworn testimony of state department officials, american citizens have a right to know just what's going on. >> reporter: back in cincinnati, a bakery is polling ohio voters with cookie sales. so far, it's obama in the lead. just four days until the president and mitt romney face off again in their second debate on long island. from cincinnati, steve handelsman, news4. doreen, back to you. >>> i'll tak
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Oct 11, 2012 11:00am EDT
debate is look for it to be aggressive. joe biden and republican challenger paul ryan will face-off in kentucky. it's the only debate between the two and will cover foreign and domestic issues. to maintain romney's momentum after the victory in last week's debate. joe biden's job is to turn the tide and get team obama back on track. the coverage begins at 9:00 follows by news 4 at 11:00. >>> mitt romney is taking a break today. a new poll by nbc news and the wall street journal shows major gains by romney in ohio and virginia. romney leads the president 48 to 47, a three-point swing from last week. romney gained two points in ohio to shrink the gap to 51 to 45. in florida, it's just a one-point lead for the president, 48 to 47. storm 4 meteorologist, veronica johnson joins us with a look at the forecast. >> very much like fall around here. we were at 70 degrees yesterday. if this were a roller coaster ride today or actually tomorrow, we would be at the top of the drop. temperatures are going to start to take a dive. >> stomach goes up in your throat? >> as long as you put your hands
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Oct 9, 2012 11:00am EDT
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Oct 12, 2012 4:00pm EDT
nervous. >> job growth in september was slower than it was in august. >> reporter: joe biden smiled a lot. some say con de sendingly. >> 5.2 million new private sector jobs. >> reporter: he denied obama covered up the al qaeda attack in libya. >> the intelligence community told us that about exactly what happened, they changed their assessment. >> i thought joe biden was terrific tonight. i could not be prouder of him. >> reporter: but mitt romney charged today biden doubled down on denial when he said, quote, we weren't told u.s. diplomats in libya asked for more security. >> when the vice president of the united states directly contradicts the testimony, sworn testimony of state department officials, american citizens have a right to know just what's going on. >> reporter: back in cincinnati, a bakery is polling ohio voters with cookie sales. so far, it's obama in the lead. just four days until the president and mitt romney tangle again in their second debate on long island. live from cincinnati, steve hand elsman, news4. >>> when we come back this afternoon, a hidden camera investi
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Oct 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
presidential debate last week, joe biden and paul ryan will be seated during their 90 minute show down. >> mitt romney is campaigning in ohio tonight where he will spend three days focusing on the must-win state. 9,000 people attended his rally in sydney. he repeated the claim that he will not raise taxes if he becomes president. they attended a town hall meeting with employees of a company that makes natural gas compressors. >> michelle obama is now on a two-day campaign swing in colorado. she told a school that mer husband took office during a financial crisis and has made big strides in turning things around. mrs. obama also promoted the president's work in making college more affordable. there will be no jail time for vincent gray. howard brook received 200 hours of community service. back in may, he confessed to paying a third party candidate to stay in the race so he could publicly attack the mayor. brooks said he was truly sorry for breaking if law. >> more trouble for jerry sandusky. the state of pennsylvania is revoking his $59,000 a year pension. sandusky's wife, dottie will
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Oct 14, 2012 6:00am EDT
trader joes. >> a community effort -- this is happening in dc's adam morgan neighborod. volunteers painted, landskaped, and repaired eight apartment buildings in the jubilee housing complex. the goal of the event is to speed up much needed repairs to the community. >> i can only imagine that a lot of people are working very hard and to be able to come home and have something to put a smile on your face means a lot. >> southeast dc is set to under go major changes to revitalize that area. it will be transformed into a new gateway pavilion that has farmer's markets, casual dining, and other casual events. it's part of a larger redevelopment that will be retail space in 2015. >> we're going to get the opinion of david gregory next. >>> also ahead, bad news from the bronx after derek jeter takes a fall. >> and fearless >>> three days is all that's left. let's meet david gregory. it's been a few days since the vice presidential candidates faced off, has it made an impact on the race so far? >> we'll have to wait and see, i think it will be overtaken by the presidential faceoff on tuesda
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Oct 9, 2012 4:30am EDT
confirmed salmonella found there. the company provides products to trader joe's, giant, whole foods and target. >>> two games down, both the nationals and orioles are all tied up in their playoff series. after winning game one in thrilling fashion, game two turned out to be a let-down for the nats. the nationals jumped out to a 1-0 lead early. things went quickly downhill. starter jordan zimmermann struggled, going three innings and giving up five runs. cardinals offense rough up the nats pitching staff cruising to a 12-4 win. after the game, manager davey johnson said his team didn't make enough adjustments to the cardinals' high-powered offense. >> that's just a little inexperience. you can't -- he's got a very live fastball. but, you know. his game plan basically is stay away and pound the zone. >> the series tied up one game apiece. game three is tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. edwin jackson will pitch for the nats. chris carpenter will take the mound for the cardinals. >>> orioles a strike away. the yankees could be a swing away. and the series is tied at a game apiece. >> the orioles wo
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Oct 9, 2012 4:00am EDT
texans to a 23-17 victory. the jets joe mcnight ran back a 100 yard kickoff return for a touchdown. new york had a chance to take the late lead in the fourth quarter but mark sanchez was picked off by jackson with almost 2:00 left to play. >>> sad news from the nfl, former detroit lion alex kerris, well known for his role in "web "webster" is suffering from cancer. he has been suffering from dementia and it's part of that mass concussion lawsuit involving more than 3,000 players filed against the nfl. >>> to baseball. the cardinals have bashed the nationals 12-4 knotting their series at 1-1. carlos beltran hit the last four homers. the orioles put them up 2-1. baltimore tacked on a final run with 6 with a mark reynolds single there. they held on to win it 3-2. >>> to golf now where tiger woods reportedly apologized to several of his ryder cup rookie teammates for a poor performance. woods went 0-2 in team play with steve stricker. and finally, look at this. more than 20,000 supporters of the argentine soccer club river plate carried an almost five mile long flag through the streets
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Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
in danville, kentucky. this is the only debate between vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan. they have been preparing for weeks. analysts say stakes are higher after last week's debate in denver. mitt romney's strong performance has led to new momentum in the polls. the latest nbc news poll shows romney gained support in three swing states. it shows him leading by one point now in virginia. obama's lead in florida has shrunk to a single point and lost two points in ohio. he was leading romney by eight before the debate, now mr. obama is up by six. >>> get ready for even colder temps on the way, folks. we could see our first freeze. meteorologist doug kammerer is outside on the storm 4 weather deck. doug? >> oh, yeah, high, guys. temperatures out here right now, 62 degrees out at the airport right now. winds out of the south at 7 miles per hour. humidity at 35%. very cool afternoon right now. we're going to be a lot cooler as we move through the next 24 hours or so. temperatures around the region, 61 in gaithersburg, 61 in leesburg, and 64 down towards fredericksburg. wi
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Oct 8, 2012 3:05am EDT
debates. cheney and edwards. cheney was able to almost smack down edwards. benson and quayle, famous. joe biden, everybody talks about the gaffes on the trail, but he won most of the democratic primary debates in 2008. >> but this is a high wire act with joe biden. they are going to be pouring cola down his throat. they'll have a couple of days of bad polling. you have ryan who is very impressive but hasn't done this before. and biden who is a high wire act in an attack mode, which isn't always his natural place. it will make for a good -- >> if i can ask you this, hilary. there is an immediate reaction to these debates about, wow, how do you feel? there is so much information. and this was such a sconstant substantivive debate between romney and the president. you can't score that at all. there is an initial impression and a second impression that develops over time. how does that factor? we've seen it. they are going to try to grind down romney on the idea that he is a chia chameleon, who do you trust, to he really performed well. >> well, the group of undecideds showed that they didn't
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Oct 14, 2012 9:00am EDT
peanuts of all qualities. they originally recalled pe naught butter sold at trader joes. >> a woman files a lawsuit after a nationwide meningitis outbreak from contaminated steroids. a 15th person has died. that person was from indiana. the company making those steroids has suspended all operations. >> looking through the week ahead now, a detour, vdot sut down the ramp from i-66 eastbound, it's closed to crews can finish the new express lanes before the end of the year. all traffic now has to use the right side ramp to get on the beltway. >>> the five victims of a baltimore row house fire will be laid to rest on thursday. a woman, three of her grandchildren, and a great grand child died in that fire. the woman's husband is in the hospital in serious condition, and the red cross is helping the remaining family members find house p. >> on thursday there will be multiple earthquake drills across the region. dc, maryland, and virginia are all holding drills. >>> all right, the time right now, 9:14. coming up, the question one group wants to pose to metro over those controversial new ad
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Oct 6, 2012 6:30pm EDT
are not that key, but now all eyes will be on joe biden to show that he can do a better job than his boss, if you will, president obama against paul ryan and this will be a tough debate. i've been told david axelrod had been planning to take charge of the debate camp, and now he is in charge with the vice president's team. >> andrea mitchell, thank you. >> you bet. >>> another story we're following tonight, gas prices. they're dropping across much of the country which make the soaring increases in california all the more startling. the average price there $4.61 for a gallon of regular, the highest it's ever been. nbc's diana alviar. >> reporter: prices like these make californians consider staying at home. >> it costs $105 to fill up my tank report report it climbed 12 cents overnight to $4.61. that matches the state record set in june 2008. it's as high as $5 at a few stations in the state. the national average is lower, $3.81 a gallon, but still, the highest ever for this time of year. and yet, prices are beginning to fall across the country. so why are californians getting hit so
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00pm EDT
inside this florida hotel. preparing to square off thursday against joe biden. >> we think he's probably going to come at me like a cannonball, more pressure, because mitt romney put such a great performance, and the bar is pretty high. >> reporter: ted olson reportedly went back and forth in three mock debates in an indoor tennis court. in between, he worked in some r & r, picking pumpkins with his kids over the weekend. for his part, mr. biden has practiced with chris van hollen. ordering sandwiches from his favorite deli in wilmington, delaware, and lots of gatorade. he's also scouted ryan's speeches and poured into his book "young guns" written with a pair of fellow conservatives. >> i just want to make sure that when i say these things that i don't ongressman saying, no, no, no, i don't have that position or that's not the governor's position. >> reporter: many political observers discount the importance of vp debates, arguing they rarely if ever have tipped the outcome of the presidential election. that doesn't mean these meetings have been meaningless or unforgettable. in 2004, di
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Oct 11, 2012 2:05am EDT
joe" and "way too early" over on msnbc is officially joining the "today" show family as the co-host of our third hour here. willy, thrilled to have you. >> thank you so much. welcome aboard. thank you, savannah. i'm thrilled. i'm humbled. i was thinking coming over here about 60 years of "today" show history going back to dave garroway and to be some small part of that is completely humbling. i can't wait to work every day with you guys, with natalie and al in the 9:00 hour, kathie lee and hoda even. >> what do you mean even? >> i couldn't be more thrilled. >> we want to ask -- what is the even thing? what the heck that was about? >> sometimes i will stoop to coming on this show. i don't know if that was clear or not there. >> we love you to pieces. we love you so much. we say that to everybody but we don't really mean it. with you, we mean it. >> say one more thing this getup today -- >> aren't you into it? >> she looks like she is getting ready to mount sea biscuit and go for a ride. >> mount something. >> all you're missing is the crop. >> spank me, baby. >> i won't do that. >> w
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Oct 14, 2012 8:00am EDT
go? >> ways born ready. >>? 1960 air force officers joe kitinger jump from just over 102,000 feet. >> the danger where he is going is the same today as when i did my jump. it hasn't changed a bit. >> now kitinger is working with balmgartner's team to help felix break his record. >> to you need a team, good protection, little bit of luck and the right guy to do it. i think felix will do it. >> felix's past jumps from become youtube hits, jumping out into caves, across the english channel in a wing suit. but today's attempt could become balmgartner's legacy as the man who jumped from space. >> now balmgartner's experiment coincides with the 65 pj anniversary of chuck yager breaking the speed of soun in a plane. chuck yager will redo that as well. hopefully one day maybe you guys can reenact that. you have skydived. you've been with the blue angels. >> well, he can fly us up and can i jump us down. >> i'm calling red bull right now. >> wouldn't you need your ipad? >> we would fight the whole way up for what music we would be listening to. he's like, earth, wind and fire. i'm like bar
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Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the lighting and stage area. the candidates this time, joe biden and paul ryan, will sit during the 90-minute showdown. >>> today metro revealed the biggest change to its rail cars since the system opened more than 30 years ago. there's a number of new features on the brand-new cars. as news4 transportation reporter adam tuss found out, the public is already looking forward to a brand-new ride. >> reporter: all wrapped up for riders, the next generation of metro rail car known as the 7000 series rail car, shiny, sleek, electronic, more room, and the transit agency hopes a better fit for riders. >> no mar carpet. no more carpet. customers have said that they don't want any more carpet in the cars. >> reporter: you're not only supposed to get a better look and feel, but these new rail cars are expected to improve reliability and safety. instead of aluminum, the body's made of steel. able to better withstand an impact if an accident does happen. >> importantly for our customers, it's the 21st century car for washington metro. >> the video you're looking at right now, it can be monitored b
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